Information will be provided in Fall 2019.

All presentations will be held at the Ronald Williams Library, 4th floor, Room LIB 412, unless stated otherwise.

Monday, April 1, 2019

10:30-11:20 A.m.

The Art of Asking for Help
Presenter: Christopher Maxwell (Asst. Dean, NEIU Dean of Students Office)

Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students
Helping-seeking behavior is a skill that proves valuable not only for one's self, but also in growth, building relationships, and strengthening personal and professional character.

11:30 A.m.-12:20 P.m.

​Tips for Getting Your Financial House in Order
Presenter: Rachel Schaffnit (Coordinator, NEIU TRIO SSS Teacher Prep Program)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

This presentation includes tips on how to create a personal budget that works for you. Workshop will include hands-on practice creating a budget using Excel. 

1:00-1:50 P.M.

Reduce Stress Before Your Test
Presenters: Billie Kersh, Mark Gunter (Success Coaches, NEIU Wentworth Scholars Program)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

You know that feeling when you've studied and prepared for a test, only to freak out and forget everything as soon as you sit down to take the exam? Learn and practice tips and techniques to reduce test anxiety!

2:20-3:10 P.M.

Developing a Wealth Mindset: If You Can Think It You Can Achieve It
Presenter: Pinkey Stewart (Director, NEIU Project Success)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

This informative, interactive session will help you change the way you think about money. You will learn to identify behaviors that prevent saving and wealth building, and learn alternative strategies and habits to improve
your financial future.

4:15-5:05 P.M.

Perception, Reality, and the Mind
Presenter: Richie Heard (Advisor, NEIU TRIO SSS Access Program)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

This workshop will explore how our thoughts influence our perception of the internal and external world.

5:40-6:30 P.M.

Understanding the Hiring Process for DCFS
Presenter: Ivia Ortega (Selection and Recruitment, Dept. of Children and Family Services)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

Learn about the process of applying for employment with the State of Illinois, and specifically with DCFS, as well as the interview process.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

9:30-10:20 A.M.

Getting University Credits For What You Already Know!
Presenter: Adina Lapadat (TRIO member, Teacher Prep Program)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

We have so many skills outside of school and in some cases we don't realize that. Did you know that you can get university credits for what you know? I didn't until I took a class this semester. I am thrilled to share this important information with you because it can save you, your friends and your family lots of time and money. I hope that this workshop can do that for you so please join me.

10:50-11:40 A.M.

Budgeting, Borrowing, and Making Good Economic Decisions
Presenter: Scott Hegerty (Professor, NEIU Dept. of Economics)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

Deciding how to spend--and when not to spend--is important if you want to avoid major money problems and help build a better life. This presentation discusses how to spend and save wisely, and covers the basics of credit and borrowing.

1:40-2:30 P.M.

Finding Purpose in Your Career
Presenters: Jesse Rutschman (Coordinator, TRIO SSS Achieve Program)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

In this workshop, you will learn some fun and insightful ways you can explore and develop your talents, values, and ideal career paths. You will leave this workshop with your Meaningful Work Statement, more confidence showcasing your strengths (in job interviews, resumes, cover letters, and personal statements), and some next steps to take your career to a whole new level.

3:05-3:55 P.M.

Science of a Resume
Presenter: Lynette Correa-Velez (Asst. Director, NEIU Career Development Center)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

The "Science of a Resume" workshop is a highly interactive career coaching session with the Assistant Director of Career Development at NEIU, Lynette Correa-Velez, M.Ed. Participants will learn the technical information within the K.I.S.S. method on how to create an eye-catching, professional resume with the lens of an HR interviewer or hiring
agent. Bring your resume to be reviewed in-session!

4:15-5:05 P.M.

Becoming a Student Leader
Presenter: Albert Chanthaboury (Program Coordinator, Student Leadership Development)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

This workshop will provides attendees to learn about student leadership opportunities at NEIU. Come and learn about Student Leadership Development’s Civic Engagement, Alternative Spring Break, and Leadership Pathway Programs.

5:40-6:30 P.M.

SAP Appeal: Understanding the Process to Get Your Money Back
Presenter: Amie Jatta (Director, TRIO SSS programs)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students
                                                                                                            Did you know that Did you know you can appeal to get your financial aid reinstated? Come and learn more about the Standards of Academic Progress, the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy here at NEIU, and what to do when submitting a written SAP appeal.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

9:30-10:20 A.M.

Know Your Rights: Invoking Your Rights With The Police
Presenter: Gerald Polanco (Attorney, First Defense Legal Aid)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students
 
This is a Know Your Rights workshops that focuses on teaching people how to properly invoke their 4th, 5th, and 6th amendment rights when interacting with the police.

10:30-11:20 A.M.

Campus Health and Activity Management Program
Presenter: Jennifer Lasko (Admin. Nurse, NEIU Student Health Services)

Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students
Nutrition and activity tips for balanced well-being.

1:00-1:50 P.M.

SAP Appeal: Understanding the Process to Get Your Money Back
Presenter: Amie Jatta (Director, TRIO SSS programs)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students
                                                                                                            Did you know that Did you know you can appeal to get your financial aid reinstated? Come and learn more about the Standards of Academic Progress, the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy here at NEIU, and what to do when submitting a written SAP appeal.

2:20-3:10 P.M.

How to Ace Your Essays Part 1: Planning and Drafting
Presenters: Amanda Kmetz (Faculty coach, TRIO SSS Programs)

Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students
This workshop presents the first two stages of the writing process—planning and drafting. In this workshop, you will learn strategies on how to deal with writer’s block, generate ideas, and organize supporting points and details in essays. You will then learn tips for how to compose essays for class!

4:15-5:05 P.M.

How to Ace Your Essays Part 2: Editing and Proofreading
Presenters: Tea Burian (Faculty Coach, TRIO SSS Programs)

Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students
This workshop builds on the previous workshop, and focuses on the next two stages of the writing process—editing and proofreading. In this workshop you will learn the importance of editing along with strategies and techniques for improving the first draft.

5:40-6:30 P.M.

Professionalism 101: Networking and Conference
Presenters: William Escalante (Advisor, TRIO SSS Achieve Program)

Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students
This session will cover many aspects of attending a professional conference from how to prepare, navigating the “vendor” and/or career fair, and what to do afterwards.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

10:50-11:40 A.M.

Finding Purpose in Your Career
Presenters: Jesse Rutschman (Coordinator, TRIO SSS Achieve Program)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

In this workshop, you will learn some fun and insightful ways you can explore and develop your talents, values, and ideal career paths. You will leave this workshop with your Meaningful Work Statement, more confidence showcasing your strengths (in job interviews, resumes, cover letters, and personal statements), and some next steps to take your career to a whole new level.

12:15-1:05 P.M.

How to Choose a Graduate School
Presenter: William Escalante (Advisor, TRIO SSS Achieve Program)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

Graduate school is different than college in many ways including how you select the right graduate program for you. This session will discuss some of the important factors to consider when deciding on a university for your graduate program.

1:40-2:30 P.M.

Career Success Through Storytelling
Presenter: Shreya Patel (Student Center for Science Engagement)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

Learn how you can use storytelling techniques to brand yourself and excel in applications and interviews!

3:05-3:55 P.M.

Using Open Education Resources to Supplement Your Education
Presenter: Jack Kuszynski (Tutor, TRIO SSS Programs)
Audience: Students

The presentation will introduce the audience to the open education movement and connect them with open education resources to freely explore new topics or enhance learning in current courses. Most OERs are totally free to access, modify, and redistribute, so they are great to supplement or replace college textbooks.

4:15-5:05 P.M.

​Tips for Getting Your Financial House in Order
Presenter: Rachel Schaffnit (Coordinator, TRIO SSS Teacher Prep Program)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

This presentation includes tips on how to create a personal budget that works for you. Workshop will include hands-on practice creating a budget using Excel.

5:40-6:30 P.M.

​Finding Your Passion
Presenter: TJ Jordan (The Nest)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

Tips on how students can get in touch with what their passion and purpose in life is and how that may align with work or a career.

Friday, April 5, 2019

9:30-10:20 A.M.

Life After College: The Do's and Don'ts
Presenter: Jerry Silva (Gads Hill Center)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

The "Life After College: The Do's and Don'ts" presentation will be an open discussion that will include my personal story and a few videos that will challenge others to think critically about their next steps after graduation.

10:30-11:20 A.M.

Becoming Comfortable With Presenting
Presenter: Christian Figueroa (Graduate student, DePaul University)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

This presentation focuses on strategies used to alleviate anxiety for public speaking and become comfortable with interpersonal communication.

11:30 AM-12:20 P.M.

CV/Cover Letters and Contemporary Resume Building
Presenter: Byron Hill (NEIU alumnus, Job Corps)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

There are different resume styles. Some believe there is a one size fits all resume format, however, this can be a costly mistake. This workshop will introduce valuable resume building tools that get you noticed.

1:00-1:50 P.M.

You Matter Too: Tips and Tricks to Finding a Healthier You
Presenter: Julio Deleon (Peer Coach, NEIU TRIO SSS Access Program)
Audience: TRIO students, NEIU students

A talk about the importance of what it is to prioritize self-care and the consequences of taking self-care lightly.

 

Registration is now open for the Spring 2019 Leading and Learning Week. 

Register Today

Proposals are now closed for Spring 2019. 

The TRIO Leading and Learning Week is an opportunity for students, staff, faculty and community members to share knowledge that impacts success in higher education. It is a five-day individual development opportunity coordinated by the TRIO Student Support Services Program with presentations/workshops by faculty, staff, students, and NEIU supporters. 

Interested in presenting in the future? Contact us at triosss@neiu.edu.